Enjoy the Old-Fashioned Charm of the 94th Annual Old Fiddler’s Picnic

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COATESVILLE, PA — If you are a fan of music, food, and outdoor festivities, then mark your calendar for the 94th Annual Old Fiddler’s Picnic. This event celebrates the best of American folk music, bringing together talented musicians from all around the country for a day of fun and entertainment. From mouth-watering food trucks to live blacksmith demonstrations and face painting, there is something for everyone at this quintessential Americana event.

The Old Fiddler’s Picnic takes place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the enchanting Hibernia Park in Coatesville, PA. The gates open at 8:30 AM, with stage registration beginning at 9 AM. Experience a day filled with delightful music, as the event runs from 10 AM to 6 PM (rain date: August 13th). Admission and parking are free, allowing you to immerse yourself in the festivities with ease. Explore the diverse selection of crafts, delectable foods, and unique novelties offered by vendors.

The Old Fiddler’s Picnic has a reputation for showcasing a vast array of musical talent, with performers playing on single and group acts, each with distinctive styles like bluegrass, old-time, and gospel. You can either enjoy the onstage show or stroll through Fiddler’s Cove to see musicians showcasing their skills with guitars, banjos, mandolins, and other instruments. The relaxed atmosphere of the event is especially conducive for anyone new to string instruments, who can learn from observing and talking to the musicians and other industry professionals.

In addition to the music, there are plenty of activities to do for the whole family. Children can have the time of their lives in the kid’s inflatable play area, try out Bubbletopia or Fairy Hair, or take wagon rides. Adults can check out the live blacksmith demonstration or enjoy yard games. No matter your age or interests, the Old Fiddler’s Picnic has something for everyone.

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Please note that while lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, tents and canopies are not allowed within Fiddler’s Field for safety reasons. Additionally, alcohol is prohibited, and pets are welcome as long as they are on a six-foot lead. Make sure to keep these guidelines in mind as you plan your day at the picnic.

The 94th Annual Old Fiddler’s Picnic is a must-attend event for music and outdoor enthusiasts. The combination of fantastic musicians, mouth-watering food trucks, and fun activities makes it the ideal way to spend a summer day. Whether you come with friends, family, or on your own, you are sure to make unforgettable memories while enjoying the laid-back atmosphere and old-fashioned charm of this Appalachian event. Mark your calendar for August 12, 2023, and don’t miss out on the fun!

For more information, visit chesco.org/2415/Old-Fiddlers-Picnic.

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